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NLCS: Los Angeles Dodgers strike first in NLCS, win 5-2 vs. Chicago Cubs

NLCS: Los Angeles Dodgers strike first in NLCS, win 5-2 vs. Chicago Cubs

Sports
LOS ANGELES -- Chris Taylor hit a go-ahead home run Saturday night and Charlie Culberson added an RBI and a run scored as the Los Angeles Dodgers opened the National League Championship Series with a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs.Kenley Jansen came on to get the final four outs for the save as the Dodgers used five relievers in support of starter Clayton Kershaw, who lasted five innings. Kershaw gave up a two-run homer to Albert Almora Jr. in the fourth inning but nothing else despite some hard-hit balls by the Cubs. The left-hander, in his second start this postseason, gave up four hits with four strikeouts. Taylor's breakout regular season has continued on into the playoffs. He had three runs scored in a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the National League Division...
Next week's Royal Mail strike blocked by court

Next week's Royal Mail strike blocked by court

Business
Royal Mail has won a High Court injunction preventing next week's 48-hour strike by postal workers.Around 110,000 members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) were set to walk out from 19 October in what would have been the first national postal strike since Royal Mail was privatised in 2013.Staff had voted overwhelmingly earlier this month in favour of industrial action in a long-running dispute over pensions, pay and jobs.Union leaders say they have been trying to find a solution to the impasse for 18 months.But a High Court judge supported Royal Mail's case that the CWU was breaking its contract by calling a strike before outside mediation, which began on 5 October, is completed.The injunction is necessary to prevent hundreds of thousands of people across the UK being deliberately ...
USS George H.W. Bush carrier strike group completes Saxon Warrior exercise

USS George H.W. Bush carrier strike group completes Saxon Warrior exercise

Business
Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The USS George H.W. Bush carrier strike group has completed the multinational Saxon Warrior 2017 exercise off the coast of the Britain.Participating units from the U.S., U.K., Sweden, Germany and Norway engaged in a 10-day series of carrier strike group training drills involving multiple possible scenarios for future conflicts.It included the commander and staff of the British carrier strike group built around the country's new flagship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, which is currently conducting sea trials."Saxon Warrior was a perfect platform to test how far we've come because we started from scratch," Royal Navy Lt. Cmdr. James Capps said in a press release."We're trying to get in a position that when the Queen Elizabeth comes online, we can operate her as an embryonic carrier s...
North Korea 'examining' plan to strike Guam

North Korea 'examining' plan to strike Guam

World
North Korea says it is "carefully examining" a plan to strike the US territory of Guam with missiles.The threat came hours after President Donald Trump told Pyongyang that any threat to the US would be met with "fire and fury".A spokesman for the Korean People's Army said the strike plan would be "put into practice in a multi-current and consecutive way any moment" once Kim Jong Un makes a decision.He added that "enveloping fire" would be used to contain major US military bases on the island territory in the western Pacific Ocean - including the Anderson Air Force Base.KCNA, Pyongyang's state-run news agency, also carried a statement from a different military official which said North Korea may carry out a pre-emptive operation if the US shows signs of provocation.:: Why is North Korea thr...
Seismic events strike shale-rich Oklahoma for second day

Seismic events strike shale-rich Oklahoma for second day

Business
Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S Geological Survey recorded a cluster of tremors early Friday in a part of Oklahoma on a watch list for activity related to shale oil and gas operations.Four tremors were reported as of 5:45 a.m. EDT by the USGS, the largest of which was a magnitude-3.3 event about three miles outside the town of Edmond. At least eight quakes were recorded Thursday, with Edmond experiencing a magnitude-4.2 event.One of the U.S. states with a significant amount of shale oil and natural gas, a study from the USGS found the disposal of oil and gas-related wastewater is the "primary reason" for an increase in seismic activity in central states like Oklahoma. That process is different from hydraulic fracturing.State orders related to an area of interest near Edmond translate to a volume r...